State Minister Vidura Wickramanayake says that a revolution in agriculture, industry and environment should take place to develop the country.

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State minister of Agriculture Vidura Wickramanayake says that Sri Lanka Does not need modules of other countries to develop the country. He pointed out Sri Lanka had a developed technology, agriculture and economic system in the past and even the world can take them as examples. He was speaking in the Subarathi Programme of SLBC this morning. He said that poverty, malnutrition and unemployment are the main challenges before the country. He said that the local economy collapsed due to wastage and the corruption during the recent past. He pointed out although 28% of the population in the country is engaged is jobs related to agriculture, it contributes only about 8% to the national economy. 30% of the children are suffering from malnutrition and breast feeding mothers are suffering from iron deficiency. State Minister Vidura Wickramanayake said that the number of poor people in the country is increasing annually and a programme is needed to turn out enterprising individuals. People should be moved out from the dependent mentality. He pointed out that welfare programmes are not suitable to the country. A revolution in thinking is needed to build the country together with agriculture, industrial and environmental revolutions. He said that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will guide the nation to achieve this. He pointed out that local government bodies should assist the youth who are contributing to beautify the country.
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